I chose Squirtle as my starter, but actually did so to make it easier to capture Charmanders (as I expected that we needed to battle the wild pokemon). Other than my starter, I haven't seen any of the 3 starter pokemon at all.
I read about Pokemon being more likely to appear based on environment, and perhaps I can visit a beach or lakefront sometime to check if Squirtles are around. But where should I go to look for Charmanders or Bulbasaurs (and, would beaches actually have Squirtles there)?
I really don't plan to take a trip to Yellowstone for the nearest active volcano to hunt for Charmander / Charizard! Also my local park has a total lack of Bulbasaurs.